Art market

Art Basel Miami Beach's 20th anniversary edition, with 12% more galleries than last year, will be its largest ever

The fair will feature 26 first-time exhibitors and over half of the galleries will be from North and South America

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Will Christie’s strike gold with its first private fund for tech ventures?

Crypto might have crashed, but online-only sales and other digital channels are allowing auction houses to deepen their business beyond the thin market for blue-chip art

Art and activist body a/political to open London space with exhibition by Russian artist facing trial over sex video

Pyotr Pavlensky has been ordered to stand trial in France over leaked sex videos that brought down a close ally of President Emmanuel Macron

Swiss art dealer Yves Bouvier sells Singapore freeport to Chinese crypto billionaire Jihan Wu for a reported $28.4m

Sale marks a significant loss for Bouvier, who paid $70m to build the state-of-the-art facility in 2010

Manet's best friend: artist's dog portraits poised to make an impression at Christie's Getty collection auctions

Though most famous for his Impressionist portraits of women and scenes of Parisian café society, Édouard Manet’s portrait of Bob the dog hits all the right notes

Brazil’s ArtRio fair returns with a strong domestic focus and stands divided into earthy and maritime pavilions

Brazil's second-biggest fair is back at full scale and in-person after two years of hybrid editions, with modern and contemporary Brazilian art, plus a solo sector curated by collector Ademar Britto

Ethereum, the NFT market's blockchain of choice, cuts its CO2 output by 99%

The long-awaited shift looks set to make the world of NFTs considerably less harmful to the environment

Regional auction firm Rago/Wright continues to grow, merging with Chicago-based house Toomey & Co.

Each of the houses in the growing consortium will keep its identity, but share the back end of the business

Is Art Basel launching a year-round ‘marketplace’ for galleries? A recent spate of job advertisements suggests so

The fair’s parent company MCH Group is developing "new digital formats" to support galleries

A 2,000-year-old Israeli coin minted during the ‘great Jewish revolt’ repatriated by US authorities

The coin, a Quarter Shekel valued at $1m, was looted in from Israel in 2002 and had been headed for auction before being recovered by US Homeland Security agents in 2017

Sotheby's to sell $70m of art stored at MoMA to benefit New York museum's digital initiatives

Francis Bacon triptych and Renoir still life among works from the collection of CBS founder William S. Paley that have been "under the museum's stewardship" since his death

L.S. Lowry painting could fetch a record £8m for football charity that received official ‘mismanagement’ warning

The Players Foundation says the current financial crisis has forced it to reassess how it manages its assets and ensures its benevolent work is ongoing

First Cosmoscow fair since Russian invasion of Ukraine to open with no foreign galleries and internal complaints of censorship

“Understandably” no Ukrainian dealers applied to take part in the tenth anniversary edition of the Moscow fair

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William MacDougall, founder of UK's largest Russian-focused auction house, has died

Founded in 2004, MacDougall's was the first international auction house to have representatives in Moscow and Kyiv

'It's about setting the record straight': A Warhol of disputed authenticity and chequered association heads to auction

Offered next month for $500,000 to $700,000, the silkscreen canvas work is from the same series as another that was at the centre of $20m lawsuit against the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

The Armory Show, 'New York's art fair', is an increasingly global juggernaut

The Javits Center is among the most talked about works of art this year, and while there is plenty to take in, some collectors found the offerings a bit lacking

At Independent 20th Century, artists who pushed material boundaries get their dues, belatedly

The new fair’s focus on under-recognised figures and bodies of work from last century occasions rich discoveries, including works by artists who were unafraid to challenge material orthodoxies

From a podium for discussing menopause to 100 burger-toting boys: the must-see booths at the 2022 Spring Break Art Show

The 2022 edition of the curator-run fair features around 110 exhibitors exploring the title theme "Naked Lunch"

Sotheby’s launches primary market channel selling works directly from artists’ studios

For each work sold, 15% will go to a charity or institution of the artist’s choice—but will the new sales format ruffle dealers’ feathers?

What recession? Foreign galleries splurge on Manhattan outposts

Galleries headquartered abroad are inaugurating New York spaces even while taking part in fairs across the city and around the globe

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Independent fair expands to examine overlooked Modern art

The fair, now in its 12th year, is adding a second New York edition aimed at illuminating art historical blind spots

How The Armory Show became a curatorial destination

The fifth edition of the fair’s curatorial summit is expected to draw more than 70 leaders in the field

Indigenous artists take the spotlight at The Armory Show

Buffalo-based K Art Gallery, owned and operated by a member of the Seneca Nation, is showing an intergenerational group of Indigenous artists at the fair

A critical mass of galleries from across Africa are participating in The Armory Show

This year's edition includes galleries with spaces in Nigeria, Kenya, Ethiopia and South Africa

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Latin American and Latinx art at centre stage at The Armory Show

Special sections at The Armory Show have been organised by curators invested in the region and its diaspora

A homecoming for Abstract Expressionist Grace Hartigan at The Armory Show

A solo stand of the second-generation AbEx artist’s work gives a fuller picture of her evolution over more than 50 years

Domestic and global forces have made Brazilian galleries and artists rising powers in the art market

After decades in a semi-insular domestic art market, Brazil's artists and dealers are at the forefront of things

The young MZ collectors driving Korea's art market boom are only just getting started, finds new government study

The report's author breaks down her findings, from gender splits to price points and why buying art is becoming more desirable among under 40s

Henna Joo. With additional reporting by Lisa Movius
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How do you place a price tag on art in an age of perpetual crisis?

Figures are going beserk for work that looks good on Instagram—but the market struggles to find the same fervour for conceptually ambitious, politically engaged art